Reviving and nurturing materials culture for creative purposes

Opening: 08.11.2013 @6:30pm
Location: RMIT
R. 5.2.02/03 RMIT (D3)
21 Pham Ngoc Thach, D.3



Originality and creativity are crucial attributes that encourage establishment and development of a locality’s material culture. Through analysis of a particular material – here with the rare black silk from Tan Chau, An Giang Province – Dr. Truong Thi Kim Chuyen, Senior Lecturer of Geography Department, University of Social Sciences and Humanity HCMC, will discuss how to maintain and renew tradition by examining the crucial relationship between location, community, material and creative reality. Dr. Chuyen considers the challenges in nourishing and reviving local material culture, in the context of a society where there is strong interest in imported products. She will provide example of how to nurture and sustain creative innovation in cultural material and object in order to encourage learning of their meaning and appropriation in modern life.